Workshop05-MSSNC2016

5th International Workshop on 
Mobile Systems, Wearables, and Sensors Networks for Collaboration
(MSSNC 2016)


Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN) have spurred a considerable amount of research interest from various disciplines and application domains. They have been employed in emerging areas with high potential for societal impact, and are being used in plethora of healthcare, environmental, societal, and industrial applications. The processes of data gathering, analysis and information fusion need to employ efficient cooperation and coordination among tasks at different layers and abstractions – while having the constraint of energy-consumption on mind and, consequently, prolonging the effective network lifetime and its topology control.

A specific aspect of collaboration in WSN is the one with mobile and Ubiquitous systems. In many environmental application scenarios, typically there are much fewer mobile than static nodes, but the mobile nodes have higher energy reserves, as well as communication range. Consequently, they can improve the sensing coverage and reliability of transmission – but they do introduce an extra burden: the management of the mobile units. In other application scenarios – e.g., structural health-monitoring and traffic management – the ratio of mobile units to static (e.g., on bridges or along road-side) in a certain area is much higher. However, in such settings, the mobile entities that have a collaborative role change much more frequently with time. Mobile and wireless systems offer a wide range of applications and services that are conducive to collaboration, and vice versa.

The International Workshop on Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks for Collaboration (MSSNC 2016) aims at providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their contributions addressing various challenges in efficient management of the collaborative aspects in wireless and mobile sensors networks and systems. MSSNC will be held in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016), providing a focused forum for presenting current results and visions in this important emerging area.

MSSNC Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
  • Mobile and Sensor Networks Architectures
  • Data and Resource Sharing in Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks
  • Protocols for Efficient Coupling of Mobile Systems and Sensor Networks
  • Interfacing between WSN and Mobile Systems
  • Routing and Data Transport in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Clustering in mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration
  • Visualization Techniques in mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration 
  • Methods for Ad Hoc Deployment of Static Nodes and Collaborative Guidance of Mobile Nodes
  • Performance Metrics and Evaluation in mobile systems and sensor networks
  • Trust, Security and Privacy Issues in Distributed mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration 
  • Wearable/Body Sensor Networks and Mobility
  • Mobile systems and sensor networks for Groups and Organizations Work
  • Intelligent Sensor Technologies and Applications
  • Experiences with Mobile Applications, Networks and Systems
  • Innovative Mobile and Mobile Sensing Applications
  • Mobile Cloud Computing and Collaboration
  • Mobile Devices for Collaborative Activities
  • Support for Mobile Social Networking and Mobile Web
  • Systems for Location based, Context Sensing and Awareness
  • Usability for Mobile and Sensing Applications and Systems
  • Mobile assistive technologies design
  • Multimodal interaction on mobile technologies
  • Physiological Sensing Applications  

PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to sensor networks, mobile & Ubiquitous systems and collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mssnc2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers. 

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -----  September 02, 2016 
Conference Dates:  ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
Syed Misbahuddin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Voice: +966 541 395 021

Faisal Karim Shaikh
Department of Telecommunication Engineering
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Pakistan
Voice: +

Sherali Zeadally
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Kentucky, KY, USA
Voice: +1 
(859) 218-2299

PUBLICITY CHAIR:
AL-Sakib Khan Pathan
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Voice: +88 098 21 590 Ex. 115, Mobile: +88 017 560 84 583

International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings. 
  • Yazeed Alsbou, Mu'tah University, Jordan
  • Muhammad Anan, Al Faisal University , Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Bensaleh, King AbdulAziz City of Science and Technology (KACST), Riyad, Saudi Arabia
  • Konstantin Busch, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Italian National Research Council & University of Calabria, Italy
  • Paulo Felisberto, ISR-Lisbon / Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
  • Aravind Kailas, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Jaime Lloret Mauri, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
  • Rabie Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Bin Wang, Wright State University, OH, USA
  • TBA, TBA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2016.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.  

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